The Gypsy King: Book 1 Of The Gypsy King Trilogy

Paperback | February 4, 2014

byMaureen Fergus

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A runaway slave with a shadowy past, sixteen-year-old Persephone has spent four long years toiling beneath the leering gaze of her despised owner and dreaming of a life where she is free to shape her own destiny. Then, one night, a chance encounter with a handsome chicken thief named Azriel changes her life forever.

Sold to him for a small bag of gold coins, Persephone soon discovers what she already suspected: namely, that Azriel is not what he seems. And when she realizes that he believes Persephone has a special destiny—she is determined to escape him and his impossibly broad shoulders.

But things are no longer as simple as they once were.

Torn between her longing for freedom and her undeniable feelings for the handsome thief with the fast hands and the slow smile, Persephone faces the hardest choice she will ever have to make.

And no one—least of all her—could have imagined the shocking truth her decision will reveal.

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A runaway slave with a shadowy past, sixteen-year-old Persephone has spent four long years toiling beneath the leering gaze of her despised owner and dreaming of a life where she is free to shape her own destiny. Then, one night, a chance encounter with a handsome chicken thief named Azriel changes her life forever. Sold to him for a...

Maureen Fergus is the author of  four novels for young people: The Gypsy King, Exploits of a Reluctant (But Extremely Goodlooking) Hero and Recipe for Disaster, of which the latter two were both shortlisted for the McNally Robinson Book for Young People Award, and Ortega, which won the McNally Robinson Book for Young People Award. S...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:480 pages, 7 × 5 × 1.3 inPublished:February 4, 2014Publisher:PRH Canada Young ReadersLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0143183184

ISBN - 13:9780143183181

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing One of the best fantasy series I've read this year. The first book is good...by the second one you fall in love with the story and characters, and the third one has you gripping your seat till the end. A must read for anyone over the age of 14. Fantasy done well with solid writing. And it doesn't hurt that it's Canadian :)
Date published: 2014-07-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great!!! I loved the characters in this book (even the evil ones!) they were all very compelling. The romantic tension between the main characters is some of the best I've ever read.
Date published: 2014-02-26

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“Reading The Gypsy King is like jumping wholeheartedly into an unknown world replete with characters and conflicts that refuse to relinquish their hold on your heart even long after you’ve turned the last page.” - Christine H. (Goodreads)